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Affordable Housing In Hoisington
Barton County, Kansas

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hoisington

Cardinal Apartments

1400 N Clay St
Hoisington, Kansas

Eastwood Apartments

E. 5th, E. 71st St. and 4th and Maple
Hoisington, Kansas

Cheyenne Ridge

509 E 6th St
Hoisington, Kansas


404 E 7th St
Hoisington, Kansas
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Hoisington, Kansas

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 96 affordable apartments for rent in Hoisington, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Hoisington, Kansas

Hoisington features 48 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Hoisington, Kansas

There are 48 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hoisington.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hoisington, Kansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Hoisington landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Hoisington.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hoisington, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Hoisington, Kansas Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Fair Market Rent $539 $542 $714 $898 $1,011
Payment Standard Range $485 to $593 $488 to $596 $643 to $785 $808 to $988 $910 to $1,112

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Hoisington, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 96
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 48
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.67%
Average Renter Household Size 2.67
Average Household Size 2.46
Median Household Income $42,452 ±$5,648
Median Rent $662 ±$67
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.82% ± 13.92pp
Total Population 2,666

Population and Household Demographics

Hoisington is a city in Barton County, Kansas with a population of 2,666. There are 1,069 households in the city with an average household size of 2.46 persons. 36.67% of households in Hoisington are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hoisington

The median gross income for households in Hoisington is $42,452 a year, or $3,538 a month. The median rent for the city is $662 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hoisington, a household making less than $2,207 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.82% of households who rent are overburdened in Hoisington.

Area Median Income In Hoisington

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Hoisington, the AMI is calculated from all households within Barton County.

In Hoisington, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,100

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Hoisington

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Hoisington

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,900 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $43,650
50% of Median $23,150 $26,450 $29,750 $33,050 $35,700 $38,350 $41,000 $43,650
80% of Median $37,050 $42,350 $47,650 $52,900 $57,150 $61,400 $65,600 $69,850